Blog “All In” (Todos Adentro) - Las voces de nuestra red

Bienvenidos a “All In”, una ojeada desde adentro a las personas, los problemas y las ideas que nos mueven. “All In” representa el compromiso y la dedicación de los miembros de nuestro personal que continúan creyendo que se puede conseguir una educación de alta calidad para todos los estudiantes, y en especial para los estudiantes de color y para los de bajos ingresos. También representa nuestro compromiso de transformar los sistemas educativos. Además de los comentarios de los miembros de nuestro personal, podríamos incluir blogs y videos de blogs, llamados vlogs, de otras partes interesadas, como profesores, padres y socios.

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Centering the Student Experience to Create Oases of Learning in Our School Communities

D’Anza Rodriguez is the Director of School Transformation, Secondary Literacy, at t the Partnership for LA Schools. D’Anza received her Master’s Degree in Education through UCLA’s Principal Leadership Institute. In her role, she works with school teams to positively impact student achievement results in literacy at the secondary level. — It is the fall of...

By D'Anza Rodriguez, Director of School Transformation, Secondary Literacy

Part 3: “Why do you work here?”

Joe Chang is the Chief People & Operating Officer at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. He was the first in his family to earn his bachelor’s degree from UCLA, as well as a Master of Business Administration. “Under the sky, under the heavens, there is but one family.” — Bruce Lee While I am...

By Joseph Han Tseng Chang, Chief People & Operating Officer

Part 2: “Why do you work here?”

Joe Chang is the Chief People & Operating Officer at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. He was the first in his family to earn his bachelor’s degree from UCLA, as well as a Master of Business Administration. Previously in my career, I worked in an organization that served a student population that was 99% LatinX....

By Joseph Han Tseng Chang, Chief People & Operating Officer

Part 1: “Why do you work here?”

Joe Chang is the Chief People & Operating Officer at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. He was the first in his family to earn his bachelor’s degree from UCLA, as well as a Master of Business Administration.  Throughout my career serving predominantly Black and LatinX students, I have been asked this question repeatedly though...

By Joseph Han Tseng Chang, Chief People & Operating Officer

Support for the Development of LGBTQ+ Identities in the Classroom and Beyond

Nell Wickstrom is the Manager of Academic Programs at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at DePaul University in Chicago and developed a passion for social justice by getting involved in communities through service work. Growing up in suburban Chicago, in a conservative, primarily white, middle-class community, my sexual...

By Nell Wickstrom, Manager of Academic Programs

Best Practices Are a Process, Not a Destination

Becca Velasco is the Senior Manager of Strategy & Growth at the Partnership for LA Schools and also co-leads the ProjectLIT Watts Book Club for students at Edwin Markham Middle School. Becca received her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Stanford University and her Master of Public Policy from the USC Price School of Public...

By Becca Velasco, Senior Manager of Strategy & Growth

The Big Disconnect: COVID-19 Exposes How Lack of Home Connectivity Hurts Low-Income Students

Stephanie Hernandez is the Manager of Parent Leadership and Advocacy for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. Through her role, she works with parents in support of greater equity in our education system and leadership development. If you asked me in January what one of my most important jobs would be if we went through...

By Stephanie Hernandez, Manager of Parent Leadership and Advocacy

Parents Unify to Fight for Safe Routes to School

Maria R. Frias is a mother of a 7th grade student at Stevenson College and Career Preparatory. She has been a leader with UPEJ since 2018. As a proud mother of two young boys, I’m always looking for what is best for my children. I have a son in high school and another who attends...

By Maria R. Frias, UPEJ member

School Leadership Matters

Jeffrey Garrett is the Senior Director of Leadership Development at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. He oversees professional learning for principals, assistant principals and instructional leadership teams in our 18 schools, as well as aspiring leader programs.  He has experience serving as a middle and high school principal, instructional leadership coach, and high school...

By Jeffrey Garrett, Senior Director of Leadership Development

Restorative Justice: Helping Make a New Country Feel More Like Home

Julija (pronounced Yoo-lee-uh) Zubac is the Manager of Restorative Communities at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. She was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Claremont Graduate University. It was the summer of 1997, and you may remember it as the summer when Dr. Dre dropped the Next...

By Julija Zubac, Manager of Restorative Communities